Igreja Matriz das Velas - São Jorge, Açores, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte
N 38° 40.814 W 028° 12.315
26S E 395165 N 4281981
Quick Description: "The Church of St. George is a church located in Velas in the Azorean island of Sao Jorge."
Location: Arquipélago dos Açores, Portugal
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 3:37:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMM0RN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 2

Long Description:
"This church was raised where before was the original church of St. George, dated 1460. The license for its construction was required by the Priest Baltazar Dias Teixeira, and granted by King Alfonso VI, in 1659."
"This church has several contemporaries stained windows, witnessing the legend of Saint George killing the dragon."
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Actively in use for worship

Date of building construction: 1/1/1675

Diocese: Diocese de Angra

Largo da Igreja
Velas, São Jorge Portugal

Relvant Web Site: [Web Link]

Date of organization: Not listed

Dominant Architectural Style: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Archdiocese: Not listed

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